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Dr. Ward Buster, DO

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Buster

OhioHealth Neurological Physicians

75 Hospital Dr Ste 230 Athens, OH 45701

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Dr. Ward Buster, DO is a neurosurgery specialist in Athens, OH and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteo Med & Surg in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(614) 533-5500

Dr. Buster accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Humana
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Dr. Buster's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buster performs Spinal Fusion more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Buster performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buster treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Buster treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buster performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Buster performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. Buster's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ward Buster, DO is a neurosurgery specialist in Athens, OH and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteo Med & Surg in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Advocate Bromenn Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1997
Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteo Med & Surg
Medical School
2003
2002
1997

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Dr. Buster's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buster

3.4

Based on 18 reviews

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1 Star
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Dr Buster handled my emergency tumor resection 9 years in 2007. He was punctual, caring & precise about the procedure. The follow up visit in his office was also handled in an efficient & satisfactory manner. I had some special requests to his staff since I was in from Europe and they obliged. In hindsight, the only thing that could have been better was to have carefully explained what to expect after I woke up from the surgery to mentally prepare me, but that's a comment to the whole staff.
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The first time my husband had surgery buster did great this second has been so awful my husband has only seen the doctor 1 time since his surgery in December that was about 30 days later which my husband still has swelling then theyou schedule him another appt in march then they cancel and reschedule another in April then cancel it again and reschedule it two weeks later but in the mean time the whole time my husband has told them how much pain he is and they never once tried to get him in
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